I can think of a few reasons: while they delay they sell GLs; they can officially deny any problem by blaming it on "internet rumor mongering"; it affects Honda's 'we can out engineer any bike manufacturer" and engineering excellence reputation; and it'll cost them money and prestige.So, why does it take a court order to get Honda, or anybody, to do the right thing? Oh, they'll go out of their way to sell one but when it comes time to do the warranty on them, you're on your own, buddy!
Good to know. I'll eventually get a GL1800 but nothing *really* new as the prices are still up there.
D-Rod!! I know what you have on your mind trying to take care of all those girls on your aviatar!!!! :cooldevil:
How long does that take? A friend of mine wanted to do the same thing and was told it would take the better part of the day, because they strip it down fairly well.Matter of fact, I am scheduled for a frame inspection next Tuesday at our local Honda dealer. :goofygrin:I will be there in person to inspect the welds myself with the mechanic just for my personal benefit.
Hey D-Rod.......It's in Section B of your quote...........Nice! Shame it had to come to this though.
B. Settlement Benefits. Pursuant to the Settlement, Honda will make available its Frame Inspection and Remediation Program to all Settlement Class Members for the lifetime of their motorcycle(s), free of charge. Honda will repair the Frame Weld Condition of any Class Vehicle that was not previously repaired or if necessary perform additional repairs for the Frame Weld Condition for a Class Vehicle. Honda will also replace the frame free of charge for any Class Vehicle that:
(i) develops a crack or cracks in or on the top of the lower cross member frame weld(s); or
(ii) develops a crack or cracks around the entire lower cross member frame weld(s); or
(iii) subsequently develops a crack or cracks on the lower cross member frame weld(s) after being previously re-welded pursuant to the Frame Safety Recalls; or
(iv) subsequently evidences a Frame Weld Condition on the lower cross member frame weld(s) after being previously re-welded pursuant to the Frame Safety Recalls; or
(v) subsequently evidences an improper weld of the lower cross member frame after being previously re-welded pursuant to the Frame Safety Recalls as determined from the Honda Frame Weld Inspection Chart.
In addition, Honda’s obligations to the Class Vehicles pursuant to this Settlement are fully transferable to all subsequent owners.
editted for lengthAs far as I am concerned, I will have my frame inspected every year from now on (free of charge according to Honda) and just keep watch over it like I do my airplane. (It has Airworthiness Directives set by the FAA as well). It doesn't mean people stop buying airplanes or motorcycles because of a recall or a known issue. I plan on flying and riding for a long time to come!
Hey Matt, I appreciate that and yes I do understand AD's and optional SB's as I am an Avionics Technician and ran an FAA Part 145 Repair Station for many years. That wasn't my point. People were talking about staying away from 1800's and not considering buying one because of the frame weld issue and I guess my airplane example wasn't that good or confusing at best! :shock:big difference between a Goldwing and a plane. The ADs are federal law and MUST be complied with, there is no choice in the matter, just ask your IA. The frame inspection is voluntary.
I did a dye check on mine, no cracks yet.
Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic, Inspection Authorization.